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Pumpkin Decorating: Candy-Dispensing Pumpkin

Present goodies to trick-or-treaters in this creative pumpkin "server."

Photography by: Mike Krautter

Name: Emily Eibel

Pumpkin Inspiration: Wanted to make a candy-dispensing pumpkin

Materials Used: 

  • Pencil
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Craft Knife
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint in Antique Sky and Eucalyptus
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Satin Paint in Sweet Potato and Gray Wolf
  • Sandpaper
  • Soft cloth
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Clear Wax
  • Assorted Martha Stewart Crafts paintbrushes


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  1. First, outline the shapes of the face you want to cut out with a pencil.
  2. Carefully cut into the pumpkin with the craft knife, following the shape of your outlined face.
  3. Once you have the shapes cut out, paint a layer of Vintage Decor Antique Sky.
  4. Paint the inside of the pumpkin with Martha Stewart Crafts Sweet Potato Paint.
  5. Once the layer of Antique Sky is dry, paint a coat of Vintage Decor Paint in Eucalyptus on top.
  6. While the Eucalyptus layer is drying, paint the stem of the pumpkin with Gray Wolf.
  7. Once the outer Eucalyptus layer has dried, lightly sand the surface to reveal some of the lighter color beneath.
  8. Apply Vintage Decor Clear Wax with a soft cloth to finish the pumpkin with a matte chalk finish.
  9. Once wax layer has set, fill with candy!
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter
Photography by: Mike Krautter